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  • FIA publishes China netting and collateral legal opinions

    In December 2022, FIA published new industry standard netting and collateral legal opinions for the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Recent positive developments in the PRC’s legislative framework for derivatives, specifically the adoption of the Futures and Derivatives Law in 2022, made it possible for FIA to commission these opinions for the benefit of global clearing firms that provide derivatives clearing services (cleared OTC and ETD) to PRC clients when they wish to access non-PRC CCPs under the English law governed FIA Terms of Business.

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  • FIA launches ETD Tracker

    New online tool displays data on the trading of exchange-traded derivatives

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  • BeZero Carbon wins FIA’s 2022 Innovator of the Year

    FIA announced today at Expo that BeZero Carbon has been named the FIA Innovator of the Year. In addition, Clouty was named the runner-up, and Kemet Trading won the People’s Choice Award. 

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  • Expo 2022 - The role of innovation and intermediation

    Opening remarks of Walt Lukken, President and CEO of FIA, at the FIA Expo 2022 conference in Chicago. As prepared for delivery.

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  • FIA announces 10 startups selected for 2022 Innovators Pavilion

    The startups were selected by an independent committee of industry experts drawn from FIA member firms as well as venture capital firms focused on capital markets. They will be featured in the Innovators Pavilion at FIA's Futures and Options Expo in November.

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  • FIA statement on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II

    FIA joins the U.K. in mourning the loss of Queen Elizabeth II and has begun discussions with market participants in the cleared derivatives industry about the potential of market closures in observance of her passing. 

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  • FIA joins other trades in EU benchmarks regulation review recommendations

    FIA, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), the Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA), the European Association of Corporate Treasurers (EACT), EMTA, and the Global Foreign Exchange Division (GFXD) of the Global Financial Markets Association (GFMA) have published an updated set of recommendations in response to the European Commission’s latest consultation on reform of the EU Benchmarks Regulation.

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  • CPMI-IOSCO discussion paper on non-default losses welcomed by FIA

    FIA welcomes a recent discussion paper on practices used by central counterparties to address non-default losses, such as losses from cyberattacks or system outages.

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  • FIA responds to ESMA consultations on CCP Resolution Regime

    FIA has responded to three of the four consultations published by the European Securities and Markets Authority on the CCP Resolution Regime. The responses cover two mandated guidelines on the assessment of resolvability and cooperation arrangement between member states and third-country authorities, and non-mandated guidelines on the resolution plan summary. The associations did not respond to the consultation on the standard written arrangement template for the resolution college

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  • FIA publishes whitepaper on role of clearing firms in futures markets

    FIA has published a whitepaper on the role of clearing firms in futures markets as a tool to help public sector stakeholders better understand how these important intermediaries support safe and efficient capital markets worldwide.

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